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Naturally, we at Tourism Talent believe careers in the tourism industry are incredible. But unfortunately, the opportunities a career in tourism can provide are often misunderstood or simply not known to those outside of tourism.

To ensure the tourism industry attracts the best and brightest talent in the future, Tourism Talent has engaged tourism professionals from across the industry to get their take on tourism as a career. You can view some of the video content below, or head to our social media channels to see more and engage with us there. These videos cover everything from sales and marketing careers, HR, operations and front-line tourism roles. They show the breadth and depth of career paths in tourism and the passion these professionals have for their industry.

It is Tourism Talent’s goal to provide tourism businesses with a sustainable pipeline of talent coming into the industry by increasing the wider knowledge of what is available. Whether this be educating professionals in other industries as to the exceptional opportunities available in tourism and encouraging a shift, or helping young people see tourism as a viable and reputable career path to choose.

Tourism Talent is your one-stop shop to attract and find future talent.


  • A reminder of why we love tourism.

  • Antz Longman, Digital Marketing - Tourism Central Otago

  • Five minutes with Melissa Alexander

  • Five minutes with Heidi Gillingham from HJ Hackett Bungy NZ

  • Why do you love tourism?

  • Tourism Transforming Roadshow March 2019

  • Adith Almeida, Sales & Revenue Manager at Millbrook Resort

  • Five minutes with Brad Burnett, GM of Hotels and Tower at SKYCITY Entertainment Group

  • Brad Burnett, GM Hotels & Tower, SKYCITY Entertainment Group

  • Five minutes with Loren Heaphy, GM Destination & Attraction at ChristchurchNZ

  • Five minutes with Allyra McGrath, Sales Manager, Skyline Queenstown

  • Judy Chen, TECNZ CEO

  • Diversity in Tourism

  • Five minutes with Matt McDonald, F&B Operations Manager at Millbrook Resort

  • Five minutes with Adam Taylor-Eruera, Tourism Sales Advisor at Auckland Zoo

  • What do you love about working in tourism?

  • Five minutes with Bradley Garnett, Market Manager for an Online Travel Agent

  • Meet the Tourism Talent team

  • Five minutes with Jake Downing, Tourism Manager at Weta Workshop

  • Five minutes with Kenny Wynter, Sales Executive at Ziptrek Ecotours

  • Five minutes with Dylan Rushbrook, Managing Director of Tourism Talent

  • Five minutes with Nicola King, Marketing Coordinator, Lake Wanaka Tourism

  • Five minutes with Judy Chen, CEO of Tourism Export Council of NZ

  • Five minutes with Anna Black, Executive Director of General Travel

  • Advice for someone new to the tourism industry

  • What was your first paid job?

  • Where has you tourism career taken you?

  • Tourism Talent teaser


“Working with Tourism Talent gave us great confidence as we know that they have strong industry knowledge and connections which ultimately led to a placement that was super relevant and successful. Their care and communication was also excellent.”

Travis DonoghueGM Waitomo Group – Tourism Holdings

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